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14778Re: AN2.2 Adhikara.na Vagga (14/14)

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  • Ong Yong Peng
    Jun 14, 2010
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      Dear Nina, Jim and Bryan,

      thanks for your informed discussion. It is very interesting to note how the commentary uses bya~njana twice with different meanings, something I also noted to happen frequently in Sadd., a test of the intellect.

      Also thanks to Bryan for highlighting "padabya~njana" as "letters and words", or we may still be lost in translation.

      I will simply put everything together:

      dunnikkhitta~nca padabya~njananti
      "(and) incorrectly arranged letter(s) and/or word(s)"

      uppa.tipaa.tiyaa gahitapaa.lipadameva
      such a word of the text taken out of sequence/order

      hi atthassa bya~njanattaa
      for the significance and essence of the meaning


      is called

      * Paraphrasing ...

      "dunnikkhitta.m padabya~njana.m" is such a word of the text taken out of sequence, for the significance and essence of the meaning is called "bya~njana.m".

      Yong Peng.

      --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Nina van Gorkom wrote:

      I still have trouble with the translation, but I wait for Yong Peng.

      > I don't think "letter" is the right translation for "bya~njana.m"
      > here which is explained by "atthassa bya~njanattaa" (from the fact
      > of explaining the meaning). Cf. "saattha.m sabya~njana.m". The
      > comment: "padameva. . . bya~njananti" tells me that
      > "padabya~njana.m" is a specific type of kammadhaaraya compound that
      > resolves with the particle "eva" after the first member (both
      > members are in the same case). I also think "uppa.tipaa.tiyaa
      > gahita-" (incorrectly or erroneously taken) is an interpretation of
      > "dunnikkhitta.m" (badly laid or put down).
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